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always get error "Please enter a package directory"

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:33 am
by mirrormistake
i always get this error msg "Please enter a package directory" when i try to install component, module, or template.
pls someone help me ???

Re: always get error "Please enter a package directory"

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:30 am
by k4lch
list how you are trying to install any of these let's see where problem is.

Re: always get error "Please enter a package directory"

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:23 am
by bulgarianprop
Hi I'm having the same problem. I'm trying to install cms_realty via the install from directory method, but I get the please enter a package directory error message also. Can anyone help?

Re: always get error "Please enter a package directory"

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:22 pm
by Icescream
Alright,

To me it seemed i made a stupid noob action and never realised the consequences of it.

After i installed Joomla and everything on it i renamed my folder where i installed joomla in.
( example: renamed "joomla364" to "joomla 111")

I never realised i had to go into my configuration and change the foldername accordingly.
After that i checked in the extension field and the global configuration if it was set to the correct foldername and after that all was well and the install was fine.

So it was a question of backtracking my own steps!

I hope this is helpful for others. Enjoy!

Re: always get error "Please enter a package directory"

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:53 am
by kayy
I got this too and found out that I have to specify the full directory e.g.:
/homepages/pqwer123456/joomla/install
where /homepages/pqwer123456/ is taken from my domain info at the provider's configuration page, joomla is my installation directory and install where the package files are extracted to.

Re: always get error "Please enter a package directory"

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:59 pm
by doushabu06
After trying everything written here to solve the exact problem I did this simple trick:
in Extension Manager: Install from Directory field where it is /public_html change that to your full home root eg. "/home/o28723/public_html/tmp". Changing that in configuration.php did not help me at all. Just when you install from directory you put that full url it works. I updated from Joomla! 2.5.26 to Joomla 2.5.27 with this trick.

Re: always get error "Please enter a package directory"

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:05 am
by m4mariaoni
e.g

Configuration path/sitename/tmp

C:\inetpub\vhosts/Sitename/tmp